Ryan Chiu attended St. Andrew’s School after St. Anne’s, and will be attending Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT next year. While at St. Andrew’s, Ryan received awards for his work in the math and Chinese Departments, as well as community service. He won a tennis state championship, and graduated magna cum laude.
Among his proudest achievements are his work as a tutor at St. Anne’s while at St. Andrew’s School. Ryan was the head of this weekly program, coordinating the Tuesday tutoring/mentoring session. A proud tutor for four years, it was important to Ryan to give back to the program that helped him greatly when he attended St. Anne’s. Ryan hopes to study international relations and government, with a minor in economics or business. He wants to make the world a better place, and looks forward to figuring out the best means to this end.
“At St. Anne’s, the most important takeaways I had were cooperation and adaptability. While pure academics are important, these two life lessons helped me through high school in ways that academics could not have. The incredible, family-like community that St. Anne’s creates promotes cooperation among your peers. This turns out to be one of the most valuable life skills in the long run. Functioning in society nowadays is contingent on the ability to collaborate with one’s peers and the ability to adjust to new situations. Adaptability is the other important skill that St. Anne’s instilled in me. In life, things rarely go as planned, and the ability to adjust and make the best of every situation is essential. St. Anne’s taught me how not only to survive, but also thrive in life while maintaining strong academics.”